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Concerti grossi op. 6

Combattimento Consort Amsterdam / Jan Willem de Vriend

Concerti grossi op. 6

Format: SACD hybrid
Label: Challenge Classics
UPC: 0608917257021
Catnr: CC 72570
Release date: 27 September 2012
SACD hybrid (3 items)
 
Label
Challenge Classics
UPC
0608917257021
Catalogue number
CC 72570
Release date
27 September 2012

"Händels Concerto-grosso-Companion opus 6 is in the best hands: Combattimento Consort Amsterdam."

klassik.com, 05-3-2013
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About the album

The creative riches of structure and the broad diversity of styles that Handel exhibits in the 61 (!) movements of his 12 Grand Concertos, time and again coloured by a surprising palette of musical expression, is unique, and has led to his opus VI being generally considered alongside Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos as one of the great monuments of Baroque instrumental music.
30 jaar Combattimento Consort Amsterdam vieren met Concerti Grossi van Händel
Ter viering van hun 30-jarig bestaan heeft het Combattimento Consort Amsterdam onder leiding van Jan Willem de Vriend een album uitgebracht met de volledige Concerti Grossi, op. 6 van Georg Friedrich Händel. Deze verzameling is de opvolger van de opnames van Händels Concerti Grossi, op. 3 die in 2005 uitgebracht is.

Het Combattimento Consort Amsterdam heeft de afgelopen 30 jaar een goede reputatie opgebouwd, zowel nationaal als internationaal. In 2014 is het Combattimento Consort Amsterdam gestopt, maar zijn leden zijn verdergegaan als het Combattimento. Het ensemble is te omschrijven als energiek, vurig en stijlbewust.

De naam Jan Willem de Vriend is wereldwijd bekend. De Vriend was de artistieke leider van Combattimento Consort Amsterdam en is sinds 2006 chef-dirigent en artistiek directeur van het Orkest van het Oosten. Daarnaast is hij de eerste vaste dirigent van het Residentie Orkest Den Haag.

Opus 6 van Händels Concerti Grossi wordt, samen met de Brandenburg Concertos, als één van de beste werken uit de instrumentale barokmuziek gezien. In combinatie met de energie van het Combattimento Consort Amsterdam en het enthousiasme van Jan Willem de Vriend is dit een prachtig jubileumalbum.
Zupackener Händel aus Amsterdam.

Nach ihrer hoch gelobten Aufnahme der Concerti Grossi op. 3 legt das Combattimento Consort Amsterdam die lang ersehnte Fortsetzung mit op. 6 vor. Händel komponierte diese Werke als Intermezzi zwischen Opern- und Theateraufführungen und ließ seinem kreativen Einfallsreichtum freien Lauf. Die große Palette musikalischer Ausdruckskraft ist überraschend und erscheint - neben Bachs Brandenburgischen Konzerten – einzigartig.

Artist(s)

Jan Willem de Vriend (conductor)

Jan Willem de Vriend, designated “a godsend from the Netherlands” by the Neue Zürcher Zeitung, is driven by the pioneering spirit of historically informed perfomance practice. As music director of the Combattimento Consort Amsterdam, which he founded in 1982, he specialised in repertoire of the 17th and 18th centuries, reviving a wealth of rarely heard works through historically informed performances on modern instruments, praised by Gramophone magazine for their “technical finesse and a lively feeling for characterization”. An award-winner for his creative contribution to classical music, Jan Willem de Vriend has more than 50,000 followers on Spotify and is in demand as a conductor around the world, appearing regularly with such orchestras as the Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Residentie Orkest...
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Jan Willem de Vriend, designated “a godsend from the Netherlands” by the Neue Zürcher Zeitung, is driven by the pioneering spirit of historically informed perfomance practice. As music director of the Combattimento Consort Amsterdam, which he founded in 1982, he specialised in repertoire of the 17th and 18th centuries, reviving a wealth of rarely heard works through historically informed performances on modern instruments, praised by Gramophone magazine for their “technical finesse and a lively feeling for characterization”.
An award-winner for his creative contribution to classical music, Jan Willem de Vriend has more than 50,000 followers on Spotify and is in demand as a conductor around the world, appearing regularly with such orchestras as the Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Residentie Orkest Den Haag, Belgian National Orchestra, Tonhalle Zurich, Orchestre National de Lyon, Bergen Philharmonic, Warsaw Philharmonic, the symphony orchestras of Netherlands Radio and Hessischer Rundfunk (Frankfurt Radio Symphony), Melbourne Symphony, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony and Hong Kong Philharmonic. He is Principal Conductor Designate of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, and Principal Guest Conductor of the City of Kyoto Symphony Orchestra, Principal Guest Conductor of the Stuttgart Philharmonic and Orchestre National de Lille, and former Principal Guest Conductor of the Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya and the Brabant Orchestra.
For the Challenge Classics label, de Vriend and the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra have recorded the complete Mendelssohn symphonies and all Beethoven’s symphonies and concertos with, among others, pianist Hannes Minnaar and violinist Liza Ferschtman. De Vriend’s interpretation of the Symphony No 7 prompted Classic FM to admire “a bounding flair that does real justice to the composer’s capacity for joy”. A further landmark of his recorded catalogue is his complete recording of the Schubert symphonies with the Residentie Orkest Den Haag.
De Vriend’s collaborative spirit is equally evident in his work for the stage, notably with opera director Eva Buchmann and Combattimento Consort Amsterdam. In addition to works by Monteverdi, Haydn, Handel and Telemann, their productions in Europe and the USA have included staged versions of Bach’s ‘Hunting’ and ‘Coffee’ Cantatas at the Bachfest Leipzig, and operas by Mozart, Rossini, Verdi and Cherubini, among them Mozart’s Don Giovanni und Rossini’s La gazzetta, both toured in Switzerland. De Vriend has also conducted operatic productions in Amsterdam (with the Nederlandse Reisopera), Barcelona, Strasbourg, Lucerne, Schwetzingen and Bergen.

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Combattimento Consort Amsterdam

Over the past 30 years, Combattimento Consort Amsterdam has established a strong national and international reputation. The ensemble is famous for the high quality and energy of its performances. That, together with its varied and often surprising and unfamiliar repertoire, for formations ranging from chamber ensemble to chamber orchestra, and from oratorios to operas, has made it one of the most successful Baroque ensembles in the world. The Combattimento Consort’s roughly 60 performances a year are distinguished by the originality of the ensemble’s presentation, led by one of the trend-setting conductors in Dutch musical life, Jan Willem de Vriend, who in November 2012 received the Radio 4 Prize.   The Combattimento Consort has gone on a number of tours in recent years...
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Over the past 30 years, Combattimento Consort Amsterdam has established a strong national and international reputation. The ensemble is famous for the high quality and energy of its performances. That, together with its varied and often surprising and unfamiliar repertoire, for formations ranging from chamber ensemble to chamber orchestra, and from oratorios to operas, has made it one of the most successful Baroque ensembles in the world. The Combattimento Consort’s roughly 60 performances a year are distinguished by the originality of the ensemble’s presentation, led by one of the trend-setting conductors in Dutch musical life, Jan Willem de Vriend, who in November 2012 received the Radio 4 Prize.
The Combattimento Consort has gone on a number of tours in recent years to Germany, Spain, Central Europe, South America, Japan, Russia and the United States. It has recorded more than 35 CDs and DVDs – this year, its CD of Handel’s Concerto Grossi op. 6 will be released. The ensemble has worked with prominent soloists such as Barbara Bonney, Andreas Scholl and Sol Gabeta, Thomas Zehetmair and Sabine Meyer, as well as with the Netherlands Chamber Choir, the Nationale Reisopera and Cappella Amsterdam. The spearhead of its artistic direction is the performance of unfamiliar and as yet unpublished repertoire. Innumerable searches through libraries, churches and cloisters over the past 30 years have resulted in a notable collection of remarkable performances. In 2007, for example, Combattimento Consort Amsterdam presented Arminio, the only surviving opera of Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber. Over the years, it has developed a distinctive style of playing, which has even come to be known as the “Combattimento School” of performance. Recognizable and energetic, inventive, style-conscious and inspiring. The ensemble presents itself as a “consort”, but with the visibility of the “individual”. Jan Willem de Vriend leads the Combattimento Consort from the “first chair”, appearing as a conductor only in the larger productions (operas and oratorios). The instrumental soloists are in most cases members of the ensemble.

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Composer(s)

Georg Friedrich Händel

Georg Frideric Handel was a composer from the Baroque period. Handel wrote primarily music-dramatic works: 42 operas, 29 oratorios, more than 120 cantatas, trios and duets, which comes to a total amount of almost 2000 arias! Furthermore, he composed English, Italian and Latin sacred music, serenades and odes. Among his instrumental music are several organ concertos, concerti grossi, overtures, oboe sonatas and violinsonates, along with many solo works for harpsichord and organ.  Together with Johann Sebastian Bach, who was born in the same year (1685), Handel is viewed as one of the greatest composers of his time. He was extremely prolific and wrote in total more than 610 works, many of which are still performed today.  Compared to his contemporaries Bach, Telemann...
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Georg Frideric Handel was a composer from the Baroque period. Handel wrote primarily music-dramatic works: 42 operas, 29 oratorios, more than 120 cantatas, trios and duets, which comes to a total amount of almost 2000 arias! Furthermore, he composed English, Italian and Latin sacred music, serenades and odes. Among his instrumental music are several organ concertos, concerti grossi, overtures, oboe sonatas and violinsonates, along with many solo works for harpsichord and organ.

Together with Johann Sebastian Bach, who was born in the same year (1685), Handel is viewed as one of the greatest composers of his time. He was extremely prolific and wrote in total more than 610 works, many of which are still performed today.

Compared to his contemporaries Bach, Telemann and Scarlatti, Handel was by far the most cosmopolitan. When Handel was a child, his father, who was a surgeon at the court of Saxe-Weissenfels, imagined a juridical career for him. But his musical talents did not go unnoticed at the court, which forced the father to let him study music. In Hamburg, Handel befriended Mattheson. Together they visited Buxtehude, the greatest organ player of his time, in 1703 (two years before Bach did). At that time, Handel was already an excellent musician, but it wasn't until his stay in Italy - the land of opera - that his talents and skills truly started to flourish. Back in Germany, he received a position at the court of Hannover, where the noblemen had a connection to the British throne. Thanks to these connections, Handel decided to move to London, after which a puzzling history of intrigues and political games started. For example, it is unclear what the exact political message of his famous Water Music is, which was composed for a boat ride on the river Thames by King George. Initially, Handel focused on Italian opera during his stay in London, but from the 1730s onwards he started composing English spoken oratorios, with the celebrated Messiah at its peak.


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Press

Händels Concerto-grosso-Companion opus 6 is in the best hands: Combattimento Consort Amsterdam.
klassik.com, 05-3-2013

In short: tangy, spicy, precise rhythmes, with string sounds to which makes the mouth water
Opus Klassiek, 11-2-2013

an arresting, vital new recording of this prominent series
Fono Forum

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Disc #1
01.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 1 in G major HWV 319: I. A tempo guisto
01:47
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Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 1 in G major HWV 319: II. Allegro
01:49
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03.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 1 in G major HWV 319: III. Adagio
02:23
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04.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 1 in G major HWV 319: IV. Allegro
02:23
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05.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 1 in G major HWV 319: V. Allegro
03:00
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06.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 2 in F major HWV 320: I. Andante larghetto
03:24
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07.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 2 in F major HWV 320: II. Allegro
02:25
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08.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 2 in F major HWV 320: III. Largo
02:12
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09.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 2 in F major HWV 320: IV. Allegro, ma non troppo
02:15
(Georg Friedrich Händel) Combattimento Consort Amsterdam
10.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 3 in e minor HWV 321: I. Larghetto
01:17
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11.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 3 in e minor HWV 321: II. Andante
01:37
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Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 3 in e minor HWV 321: III. Allegro
02:29
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13.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 3 in e minor HWV 321: IV. Polonaise: Andante
04:13
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14.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 3 in e minor HWV 321: V. Allegro, ma non troppo
01:22
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15.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 4 in a minor HWV 322: I. Largo affetuoso
02:28
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16.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 4 in a minor HWV 322: II. Allegro
02:53
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17.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 4 in a minor HWV 322: III. Largo epiano
02:07
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18.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 4 in a minor HWV 322: IV. Allegro
02:44
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Disc #2
01.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 5 in D major HWV323: I. [Larghetto e staccato]
02:08
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02.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 5 in D major HWV323: II. Allegro
02:07
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03.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 5 in D major HWV323: III. Presto
03:29
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Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 5 in D major HWV323: IV. Largo
02:11
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05.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 5 in D major HWV323: V. Allegro
02:31
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06.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 5 in D major HWV323: VI. Menuet: Un poco larghetto
02:31
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07.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 6 in g minor HWV 324: I. Larghetto affettuoso
03:00
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08.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 6 in g minor HWV 324: II. A tempo giusto
01:37
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09.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 6 in g minor HWV 324: III. Musette: Larghetto
04:42
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10.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 6 in g minor HWV 324: IV. Allegro
02:53
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Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 6 in g minor HWV 324: V. Allegro
02:07
(Georg Friedrich Händel) Combattimento Consort Amsterdam
12.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 7 in B-flat major HWV 325: I. Largo
01:12
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13.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 7 in B-flat major HWV 325: II. Allegro
02:39
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14.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 7 in B-flat major HWV 325: III. Largo
02:44
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15.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 7 in B-flat major HWV 325: IV. Andante
03:52
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16.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 7 in B-flat major HWV 325: V. Hornpipe
03:10
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17.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 8 in c minor HWV 326: I. Allemande
06:23
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18.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 8 in c minor HWV 326: II. Grave
01:33
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19.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 8 in c minor HWV 326: III. Andante allegro
01:42
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20.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 8 in c minor HWV 326: IV. Adagio
01:02
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21.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 8 in c minor HWV 326: V. Siciliana: Andante
03:14
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22.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 8 in c minor HWV 326: VI. Allegro
01:19
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Disc #3
01.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 9 in F major HWV 327: I. Largo
02:00
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02.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 9 in F major HWV 327: II. Allegro
03:29
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03.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 9 in F major HWV 327: III.Larghetto
02:42
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04.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 9 in F major HWV 327: IV. Allegro
02:01
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05.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 9 in F major HWV 327: V. Menuet
01:07
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06.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 9 in F major HWV 327: VI. Gigue: Allegro
01:55
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07.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 10 in d minor HWV 328: I. Ouverture - Allegro - Lentement
03:51
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08.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 10 in d minor HWV 328: II. Air: Lentement
03:08
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09.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 10 in d minor HWV 328: III. Allegro
02:06
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10.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 10 in d minor HWV 328: IV. Allegro
02:54
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11.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 10 in d minor HWV 328: V. Allegro moderato
01:41
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12.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 11 in A major HWV 329: I. Andante larghetto e staccato
04:01
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13.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 11 in A major HWV 329: II. Allegro
01:42
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14.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 11 in A major HWV 329: III. Largo e staccato
00:33
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15.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 11 in A major HWV 329: IV. Andante
03:56
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16.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 11 in A major HWV 329: V. Allegro
06:02
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17.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 12 in b minor HWV 330: I. Largo
01:55
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18.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 12 in b minor HWV 330: II. Allegro
02:51
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19.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 12 in b minor HWV 330: III. Aria: Larghetto e piano
02:23
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20.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 12 in b minor HWV 330: IV. Largo
00:38
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21.
Concerto grosso op. 6 no. 12 in b minor HWV 330: V. Allegro
01:57
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